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What would cause a bright red, hot cheek in an otherwise well 3 year old.

(13 Posts)
notso Fri 28-Mar-14 12:42:35

Been sent home from school with a hot, red rashy cheek.
It isn't allergies, he has a nut allergy so I gave him his medication just in case, there is no improvement though.
Pharmacist said maybe slapped cheek but she said it was unusual on just one cheek and he would be feeling ill too. He is bouncy as ever.
Any ideas? Supposed to be having child free night tomorrow so want to get him sorted ASAP.

Mogz Fri 28-Mar-14 13:48:32

Here's the info in slap cheek link fwiw I used to get it all the time as a kid on just one side. My DM has a photo album dominated by me with one glowing cheek!
I hope your lo gets better soon.

notso Fri 28-Mar-14 14:00:59

Thanks mogz will have a look.

givemeaclue Fri 28-Mar-14 14:01:41

Well slapped cheek of course!

notso Fri 28-Mar-14 15:34:04

grin why didn't I think of that.
When I remember it going round nursery the children were ill, lethargic with flu symptoms and rash elsewhere too.
Phoned the doctor who said it was unusual but not impossible to just have one red cheek and no other symptoms.

dippingmytoeinagain Fri 28-Mar-14 16:08:00

My first thought was slapped cheek too. My DD had it on only one cheek, my DS had no flushed cheeks but a very strange rash on his arm, just like someone has used a piece of lace as a stencil. Both accompanied by mild cold like symptoms but not to the extend that they appeared at all unwell. I seem to remember calpol did the trick and it was soon over with. Good luck smile

notso Fri 28-Mar-14 17:26:11

That's good to hear dipping he is running round outside at full speed so think he is feeling fine although he's telling anyone who will listen he is "berry berry poorly and needs to go to hospital"
Anyone know if it's likely my other DC will get it too? DD 13 is unimpressed and is refusing to be in the same room as him.

mousmous Fri 28-Mar-14 17:27:19

molars can start coming at this age.

gamerchick Fri 28-Mar-14 17:28:19

I was going to say molars.

FortyFacedFuckers Fri 28-Mar-14 17:28:29

DS get a very red cheek when he has an ear infection.

notso Fri 28-Mar-14 18:52:39

The pharmacist said ear infection might be a possibility Forty he hasn't complained of earache so far though.

I thought teething was over, I guess it could be a possibility then.

Boris13 Sun 30-Mar-14 22:03:54

How is he?

BertieBotts Sun 30-Mar-14 22:05:56

It could be slapped cheek, also scarlet fever is more common this year. DS had a temperature and lethargy (for the first day anyway!) with it but not many other symptoms.

3 year olds can be bouncy even if ill though. I think you need to see the GP and ask them to do a swab test.

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